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Definition of "lithography" []

  • A printing process in which the image to be printed is rendered on a flat surface, as on sheet zinc or aluminum, and treated to retain ink while the nonimage areas are treated to repel ink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lithography" in a sentence
  • "Revolutionary applications of BEC in lithography, nanotechnology and holography appear to be just round the corner."
  • "This branch of lithography, which is nearly dependent on the efforts of the steel engraver, and has been in vogue for many years, principally in England, and of late introduced to this country, where it has met with very great success, is simply the transferring of impressions of engraved plates to stone, and printing from the transfer."
  • "However, that takes us past lithography, which is what Moore’s law is based on."